Aichegg (municipality of Stallhofen)

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Aichegg ( cadastral community , scattered settlement )
cadastral community Aichegg (community Stallhofen)
Aichegg (municipality of Stallhofen) (Austria)
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Basic data
Pole. District , state Voitsberg  (VO), Styria
Judicial district Voitsberg
Pole. local community Stallhofen
Coordinates 47 ° 4 '17 "  N , 15 ° 11' 32"  E Coordinates: 47 ° 4 '17 "  N , 15 ° 11' 32"  E
height 428  m above sea level A.
Residents of the village 446 (January 1, 2020)
Building status 161 (2001)
Area  d. KG 6.5001 km²dep1
Post Code 8570 Voitsberg
Primariesf0 + 43 / (0) 3142f1
Statistical identification
Locality code 16212
Cadastral parish number 63301
Counting district / district Aichegg (61624)
View from the L 315 to part of Aichegg
Source: STAT : index of places ; BEV : GEONAM ; GIS-Stmk

Aichegg is a village and scattered settlement in western Styria and a cadastral community of the market town of Stallhofen in the Voitsberg district , Styria . It was an independent municipality from 1850 to 1968.

Place name and geography

The oldest known form of the name Aychereckh suggests a corner or angled part of the terrain that is related to a person called Aicher or the profession of calibration master . An interpretation of the name as a corner with oak trees is rather unlikely.

Aichegg is located in the north-western part of the market town of Stallhofen, north of the main town of Stallhofen, on the slopes of the Ruppbauernhöhe ridge on the western bank of the Södingbach . In the north, northeast and east, Aichegg borders on the cadastral community of Södingberg, which belongs to the Geistthal-Södingberg community . The cadastral community of Stallhofen borders Aichegg in the east and south. The Södingbach and the L315 partially form the border between Aichegg, Södingberg and Stallhofen. In the southwest and west, along the Ruppbauernhöhe ridge and the Buchbach valley, the border to Voitsberg with the cadastral communities of Thallein , Lobming and Lobmingberg runs . In the north there is a short border to Bärnbach and Hochtregist .

Aichegg also includes the individual layers Brunnbauer , Kalcher , Kogelanderl , Kogler , Koppbauer , Schmiedbauer , Stangl , Supper , Waldschuster and Weinbacher .


The oldest finds of human settlement in Aichegg were found in the Buchbachgraben and come from the Urnfield period and are ceramic remains. A Roman stone from the Roman imperial era was found at the Zacherl farm and several other individual Roman finds at the Klöckl farm. The excavations in Aichegg carried out by the Federal Monuments Office between 1990 and 1993 revealed that this area was settled in the Roman era. During these excavations, the remains of three farmsteads were uncovered which were continuously inhabited from the 1st to the 5th century.

In the High Middle Ages , Aichegg was a cleared area with individual farms and wastelands. The first documentary mention as Aychereckh in a validity assessment took place in 1542. Another mention followed in 1574 as Amt Aichegg . The residents of Aichegg belonged to various manors until 1848, such as Altenberg , Greißenegg and the Stocker office in Ligist . The parish went to Stallhofen and the residents in the Söding office were subject to the Rein monastery . The right to tithe was exercised by the Lankowitz rule while the Marchfutter went to Voitsberg . From 1571 onwards, some Bergholden of the Plankenwarth rule in Aichegg are occupied and around 1750 the rule collected a cider tithing from their subjects in Aichegg. Around 1820 cattle breeding in Aichegg was considered to be underdeveloped and around 1840 there were still vineyards in Aicheggberg. In 1850, with the constitution of the free municipalities, the independent municipality of Aichegg was founded. A planned merger with the municipality of Stallhofen failed in 1919 due to the rejection by the municipal council, but finally took place in 1968.

In 1936 six residents of Aichegg belonged to the Fatherland Front , local group Stallhofen . On May 2nd of the same year, the municipal road to Södingberg was destroyed by a storm and cut off 20 residents from the area. On March 20, 1938, around 250 people attended a torchlight procession by the Aichegg to Stallhofen organized by the NSDAP to celebrate the Berchtesgaden Agreement . In 1945 the Allies dropped a total of 15 bombs on Aichegger area, which damaged several properties but did not cause any deaths. Soon after the end of the war, the Russian army began building a total of 42 wooden barracks, which remained in place even after the Russians had left.

Economy and Infrastructure

The Huber or Lackenschmiede in Aichegg

Aichegg is dominated by agriculture, but in the 19th and 20th centuries there was also a quarry as well as a forge and a mill. The quarry, located somewhat off the road from Stallhofen to Geistthal , was in operation between 1909 and 1934 and was used to mine road gravel for the Voitsberg district agency. At least since 1827, there was a hoof and Hackenschmiede on Söding Bach , the Huber or paint forge which was electrified in 1912 and until 1970 was in operation. In 1912 there was also the mill of Alexander Wascher located on the so-called Mühlkanal.

The Lobming-Aichegg water cooperative was founded in 2005 to supply the village with water.


The Kroneskapelle, built around 1870

The late baroque building of the former lacquer forge built in the 18th century is now a listed building and is particularly noticeable because of its face-like facade.

There are also some chapels and wayside shrines in Aichegg. For example, there is the Kogler Chapel, also called Klein Mariazell, which was built in 1951 in neo-Gothic style on the site of a previous building from around 1850 and has a measuring license . There is also a war memorial at the Kogler Chapel. The Krones Chapel , built around 1870, is on the road from Ruppbauernhöhe to Muggauberg. The Huber Cross, also called Leitner Cross, was erected in 1887. A little away from the Heuriger Mühlhuber there is a pillar shrine with a Lourdes Madonna which was erected in 1839 due to a fatal accident. Another unnamed pillar shrine with Lourdes Madonna is located at the Waldschuster and Kleinrauer farms on the municipal boundary of Södingberg. This was built in the 17th century and served as the starting point for the pilgrimage from Stallhofen to Maria Osterwitz .


  • Walter Brunner (Ed.): History and topography of the Voitsberg district . tape 2 . Steiermärkisches Landesarchiv, Graz 2011, p. 10-11 .

Web links

Commons : Aichegg (Stallhofen)  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b c d Walter Brunner (Ed.): History and topography of the Voitsberg district . tape 2 . Steiermärkisches Landesarchiv, Graz 2011, p. 10 .
  2. ^ A b c d e Walter Brunner (Ed.): History and topography of the Voitsberg district . tape 2 . Steiermärkisches Landesarchiv, Graz 2011, p. 11 .
  3. Ernst Lasnik (Ed.): Stallhofen and the middle Södingtal . An example of Styrian diversity. Stallhofen 1987, p.  448-449 .
  4. Hasso Hohmann (ed.): Facades with faces . Academic Publishers, Graz 2014, ISBN 978-3-85125-317-7 , pp.  34 ( [PDF]).